Charles Kettering: Automotive Pioneer

Unless you’re an automobile historian, you’ve probably never heard about Charles Kettering. You do know some of his inventions, though. He was the guy behind such things as the automotive ignition systems, starter motors and even Freon gas. He was also the founder of DELCO Corporation, a well-known automotive parts manufacturer now owned by General Motors.

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Movie Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

Starring
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann
Director
Jordan Vogt-Roberts

After the disappointment of 2014’s “Godzilla,” my expectations were pretty low going into “Kong: Skull Island” despite the talented cast and effective marketing campaign, but boy does it feel good to be proven wrong. Combining blockbuster filmmaking with the B-movie monster genre, “Kong: Skull Island” is Hollywood commercialism at its finest – a visually stunning adventure film that boasts great special effects, exciting set pieces and lots of humor. Though Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake was a decent but bloated take on the classic King Kong story, “Kong: Skull Island” is better in almost every way. This is what a modern day King Kong movie should look like, even one that has a foot firmly planted in the past.

The year is 1973, and with the Vietnam War drawing to a close, a pair of scientists (John Goodman and Corey Hawkins) from Monarch – the mysterious organization that unearthed Godzilla in the 2014 reboot – convinces the U.S. government to fund an expedition to an uncharted island in the South Pacific under the guise of a geological mapping mission. Joining them on their journey is former British SAS captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), war photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and a military escort led by the tightly-wound Lt. Col. Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), who jumps at the chance to extend his deployment, even if the rest of his squadron (including Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham and Thomas Mann) don’t quite share his enthusiasm.

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Low-Calorie Snacks to Keep You Productive at Work

A lot of us consider rest and exercise important for better performance, but little is being discussed about snacking habits. Often, snacking gets a bad rap because we often associate the practice with consuming junk foods. The truth is that snacking can do wonders for your body provided you pick healthy but yummy snacks. A person who practices healthy snacking enjoys higher energy, improved sleep, balanced blood pressure and glucose level. All these greatly impact how productive we are at work.

The popular saying is true: We are what we eat. Food has always been our main fuel. Consume nutrient-poor, high-calorie, sugary foods and you’ll feel sluggish. Eat healthy, low-calorie snacks that are loaded with nutrients and you’ll feel satisfied and ready to accomplish tasks at work that require your concentration. Below is a list of guilt-free, low-calorie snacks to keep you going.

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Are eSports About to Kick-Off a Gaming Revolution?


Cassandra & Grubby during the award cere” (CC BY 2.0) by matthewwu88

With the news that “FIFA 17” matches will be broadcast live on TV by BT Sport, now could be the time for eSports to start pulling in huge audience figures and for eSport stars to become household names.

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Tech Talk: Android Thermal Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras Bring Visibility to the Spectrum

Thermal imaging devices and cameras can make heat energy visible to the human eye. This allows for complete analysis of the environment or an object. The thermal image produced by these devices is a thermogram. The highly-sophisticated technology behind thermal cameras allows heat signatures to be reproduced in a format that features in the visible spectrum of light. Thermal imaging cameras do not indicate a single temperature for an object, rather they reflect temperature variations from cold through hot and display them in a spectrum of colours. As human beings, our vision is limited to visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum. However, this is but a small portion of all light that is available on the spectrum. A much greater percentage is infrared radiation, the spectrum of light that requires specialized thermal imaging cameras.

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